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Daily Digest - Friday, 27 October 2017

Tobacco: still in the habit of generating cash

When in November last year Philip Morris International committed itself to “designing a smoke-free future”, it attracted headlines around the world. [...] Despite some inevitable scepticism from anti-smoking campaigners, the company’s statements appeared to leave little room for misinterpretation. “Our vision — for all of us at PMI — is that these products will one day replace cigarettes,” it declared. [...]


British American Tobacco wants to double its vaping business in a year

The owner of Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Camel said Wednesday that it expects to double sales of "new generation products" to more than £1 billion ($1.3 billion) in 2018. British American Tobacco (BTAFF) acknowledged its traditional cigarette business is under pressure in countries that are trying to improve public health. [...] the company said its challenges include the introduction of plain packaging in Australia, France [...]


Professor John Britton talks to the BBC about e-cigarettes

Amid the news that MPs will carry out an inquiry into e-cigarettes, Professor John Britton discusses e-cigs as a tool to help stop smoking, the gateway theory, the possibility of e-cigs on prescription and the effects of nicotine.


Stop Lying to Smokers about Safer Alternatives

Smokeless tobacco and vapor products are far less dangerous than cigarettes are, but the public-health elite won’t admit it. Last July, President Trump’s new FDA commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, announced new approaches to fighting smoking-related death and disease. While not perfect, these tactics represented a sharp break from the government’s previous “quit or die” stance on tobacco.


Newly released research report analyzes the snus market

Snus is a moist powder tobacco product that is placed under the upper lip for extended periods. It is considered as an effective harm reduction product which has helped thousands quit smoking and is mostly popular in Norway and Sweden. In fact the popularity of snus has led to these two countries reporting the lowest rates of lung cancer in Europe.


Vaping restrictions in Australia

Senator Leyonhjelm speaks out about Australia's ridiculous ban on the sale of nicotine in e-cigarettes.


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